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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,054 People

    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    FloatyAquarius FloatyAquarius 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I constantly wonder why I feel like I never had

    a childhood, but I guess it's just regret. I was so scared, so afraid to take risks and do new things. Guess I've always been this way.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Sometimes the only thing left to do

    when you've been down all day is to dance. Seriously, it comes to that for me. ::walks to room, locks door, takes off robe, dances in undies::
    NoBullsht NoBullsht 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    A million things to do,

    mind moving 100mph...energy level is nonexistent. Hate when exhaustion hits....next step is the tears...dammit!
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I'm not sure why I feel like this

    but I think a part of me is recovering. I'm still in the same situation and I still battle hard at times but for some reason I feel like a piece of the depression is going to release itself in the near future. Weird?
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    When I was a kid, I wanted to be older.

    ... But this **** is not what I expected. Now I just wanna go back to my childhood where I don't care what others say about me. For once, I want to feel that pure happiness and joy again.
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mom is telling me OM&M brought me in a

    depression.. What the hell. Seems like She doesn't know anything about me
    OfMiceAndKaylinn OfMiceAndKaylinn 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My best friend, Jake,

    killed himself earlier this week. I knew him for almost half of my entire life so far. We became best friends in third grade, and I always knew him as a very funny, happy guy. One year, his ex dumped him, and he felt crushed. I was the only one to help him through. Then, we...
    kurtjaeger kurtjaeger 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    It's hard. I don't really have anyone anymore.

    I just sit here, unmotivated and emotionless. I've pretty much given up on trying to get better. I used to try and be happy and get better but I got constantly insulted and put down saying I can't do it. I barely get out of bed now. I don't feel anything but pain and sadness. I...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    A "friend" just told me

    that my problems aren't real, that other people have it worse than me such as kids in Africa starving. I just don't know how to respond to that. Maybe my problems aren't real at all. I hate this so much.
    Jinyung Jinyung 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I haven't been able to write

    as of late, though I'm not completely sure why. Perhaps it has lost it's purpose, whatever that purpose used to be. It's funny how life and death are exact opposites, yet they are so closely intertwined. One surely can't exist without the other, there is no meaning without an...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I wish the blues would go away,

    I am sick of this melancholy. The sun has not shined here in over a week! Rain every day! I need sunshine to chase theses blues away. Going to exercise, hope it helps.
    Southerncharm67 Southerncharm67 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    **** my life. Just **** it

    and **** everything else
    josef2000 josef2000 13-15, M 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    depression is the lowest feeling.

    ..sure they say life isnt meant to be easy..well how about we change that to life is meant to be easy and everyone in this world share the money around so noone is broke and everyone owns a house car and boats...How about people looking after eachother like humanity should in...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    help. please. get me out of myself.

    i dont know how much longer i could take this, im just a teenager but the pain is real. my heart really hurts. whenever i think of my life, my past or present, it makes me want to cry and cry. ive cried to sleep a thousand nights and its torture. my sister and i shared a bedroom...
    whitenut whitenut 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    mariabish mariabish 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Actually I'm Bipolar.

    But the depression in my down cycle is f*cking making me miserable. I saw my dr. They gave me Abilify to add to my meds. I haven't been able to get it. Its been 3weeks now! They are going to have to do something I cant take this sh!t! I got a taste of being "normal" I want it...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    And 5 20mg of adderall later.

    . All I ever do is use drugs to feel some what okay... Like this is not okay..
    tiffanygetchell tiffanygetchell 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    And. Have become. A coping skill pundit.

    Redundant. But a pundit.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 13 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Suicide was always the plan.

    I figured I would start planning out the details and getting myself truly comfortable with the idea once my body started showing signs of failure. For several years now, I've had difficulty drinking from a glass without my head twitching once I start to tilt it back. I often...
    Nero82 Nero82 31-35, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    What's really weird is

    that I read these posts on suicide forums and depression forums, of people who are in very dark places in their life. But they all have a similarity which is that they have a love for a parent, or boyfriend/girlfriend, best friend or some aspiration that keeps them from suicide...
    Isolating Isolating 18-21, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I do not know if anyone reads this,

    but here are the facts. I walk around every day with so much anger, anxiety and depression. And the facts are that no one cares. As long as you put on your happy face so no one will care enough to ask if it goes well, but here you have the truth. Everything is great. My life is...
    AllTheDevilsAreHere AllTheDevilsAreHere 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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